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    • The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

     Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during the war, meets Mike, a US Air Force pilot stationed nearby. When Val rescues a Border Collie named Peter Woodhouse, who is being mistreated by his owner, she realizes the dog would actually be safer with Mike. And so Peter Woodhouse finds a new home on the air force base, and Val finds herself falling in love.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful. One of his best. Captivating.

    • By Michael Cuoio on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The House of Unexpected Sisters

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370

    Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: A woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 18th novel and I'm still enchanted and addicted!

    • By Wayne on 11-11-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Time of Love and Tartan

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    When Pat accepts her narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce's invitation for coffee, she has no idea of the complications in her romantic and professional life that will follow. Meanwhile, Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, attracts the attention of the police after a misunderstanding at the local bookstore. Whether caused by small things such as a cup of coffee and a book, or major events such as Stuart's application for promotion and his wife Irene's decision to pursue a PhD in Aberdeen, change is coming to Scotland Street.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love this series

    • By cyndyloowhoo on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,949
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,339
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,345

    Mma "Precious" Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country. At first, cases are hard to come by. But eventually, troubled people come to Precious with a variety of concerns. Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Transcends its Genre

    • By Gene on 12-07-03

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Tears of the Giraffe

    • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 968
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 960

    Now engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe must contend with the hostility of her fianci's unscrupulous maid, who quickly begins plotting the disintegration of the arrangement. Then an American woman asks for help to learn the truth behind her son's disappearance in Africa, and Mma Ramotswe has all the troubles she can handle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A tender tale, sweetly told

    • By Barbara on 08-30-05

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 44 Scotland Street

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 942
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 941

    The brilliant Alexander McCall Smith became an international sensation with his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels. His award-winning wit, made famous through that series, is fully on display in 44 Scotland Street.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Smith's answer to Maupin

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-23-05

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Precious and Grace

    • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 17
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 742
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 683
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 680

    Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help. The codirector of the agency, Grace Makutsi, is busy with her own case, her client none other than their erstwhile assistant, Mr. Polopetsi, who has unwittingly involved himself in a pyramid scheme. The agency's other assistant, Charlie, may also need more help than he can offer, as he is newly embroiled in a romance with a glamorous woman about whom the others have their doubts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best in the series

    • By Pamela J on 11-01-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Woman Who Walked In Sunshine

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 930
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 846
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 842

    Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, so slow in fact that for the first time in her estimable career Precious Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The promise of a week of uninterrupted peace is short-lived, however, when she meets a young boy named Samuel, a troublemaker who is himself in some trouble. Once she learns more about Samuel's sad story, Mma Ramotswe feels compelled to step in and help him find his way out of a bad situation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The busiest vacation ever

    • By Pamela J on 01-15-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

    • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 14
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 976
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 980

    Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. First, she is approached by the lawyer Mma Sheba, who is the executor of a deceased farmer’s estate. Mma Sheba has a feeling that the young man who has stepped forward may be falsely impersonating the farmer’s nephew in order to claim his inheritance. Mma Ramotswe agrees to visit the farm and find out what she can about the self-professed nephew. Then the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon comes to Mma Ramotswe for advice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comfort, Comfort, Comfort

    • By Carole T. on 02-06-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,298
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,286

    Readers everywhere have become entranced by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from acclaimed author and award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Each charming book in the series is a masterpiece of comic subtlety and a window for viewing the distinctive culture and landscape of Botswana.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Nancy on 06-17-05

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Miracle at Speedy Motors

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 895
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 528
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521

    Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't know her real name of whether any members of her family are now living. Meanwhile, Phuti Radiphuti has bought Mma Makutsi a glorious new bed. Unfortunately, it will inadvertently cause her several sleepless nights.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Addictive

    • By Joanne on 05-17-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Blue Shoes and Happiness

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 929
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468

    From internationally best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith comes the seventh novel in the phenomenally popular and endlessly charming series that began with The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Once again Botswana's only female detective, Mma Ramotswe, and her invaluable assistant, Mma Makutsi, puzzle out the mysteries of life while finding comfort in steaming mugs of bush tea.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Much ado about bush tea

    • By Christopher S Rose on 05-25-06

    Regular price: $20.99

    • My Italian Bulldozer

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 174

    When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already late book, it seems like the perfect escape from stressful city life. Upon landing, however, things quickly take a turn for the worse when he discovers his hired car is nowhere to be found. With no record of any reservation and no other cars available, it looks like Paul is stuck at the airport. That is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suffused with Wisdom and Humor

    • By Scott on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

    • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Number 13
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 915
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 917

    Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has become a worldwide phenomenon thanks to the appeal of endearing protagonist Precious Ramotswe and the author’s charmingly quirky prose. In this 13th installment, Mma Ramotswe’s attention is focused on a pesky disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter’s school - while Grace Makutsi adjusts to wedded bliss and the famed Clovis Andersen arrives in Botswana looking for more than bush tea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series + this narrater = great entertainment

    • By Rugbysmom on 04-12-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Morality For Beautiful Girls

    • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 679
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675

    Between intriguing new cases and troubling personal developments, Precious' hands are full. The four Miss Beauty and Integrity pageant finalists may have questionable moral fiber, and the brother of an important government worker has allegedly been poisoned. On top of all that, Precious' reliable fianci might be hiding something.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshing view of life in a small country

    • By Janet on 11-27-03

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Bertie Project

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    Bertie's respite from his overbearing mother, Irene, is over. She has returned home from the Middle East, only to discover that her son has been exposed to the worst of evils: cartoons, movies, and even carbonated beverages. But the one who should be most concerned is her unfortunate husband, Stuart, upon whom her wrath is about to descend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not again

    • By lerone on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Double Comfort Safari Club

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 634
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624

    Alexander McCall Smith’s internationally best-selling and award-winning series starring Botswana’s leading lady detective continues with this 11th charming tale. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi travel to the Okavango Delta to visit a safari lodge beset by unexplained events. There they are awestruck by the breathtaking scenery, but also troubled by the region’s many difficulties—not the least of which is the occasional grumpy hippopotamus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series

    • By bebe on 06-04-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663

    When she asks her dependable husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, to fix her tiny white van, Precious Ramotswe fears he might just sell the vehicle and buy her something more modern. And so he does. But this will not do. So Precious tries to track her beloved van down - and learns it has already been stolen from its new owner.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Like Always

    • By Carl on 05-28-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Full Cupboard of Life

    • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 918
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 533
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 533

    New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith's critically acclaimed No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series continues in this engaging book that won the first ever Saga Award for Wit, given to the wittiest British book of the year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • #1 Ladies Detective series delivers another winner

    • By MusicMom13 on 06-22-05

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Distant View of Everything

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    In this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's ever-delightful and perennially best-selling series, amateur sleuth and philosopher Isabel Dalhousie is called upon to help when a matchmaker begins to question her latest match. Rosemary is something of a matchmaker and has brought together a cosmetic surgeon and a successful banker at her most recent dinner party. But new information comes to light about the cosmetic surgeon that causes Rosemary to doubt the auspiciousness of the match.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • least favorite McCall-Smith

    • By Dale on 10-01-17

    Regular price: $20.99

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